Multi-Factor Authentication (2-Step) for Emeriti and Retirees
Security is a top priority at UW Stout and all retirees and emeriti with active email accounts are required to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA/2-Step).
You can enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), also referred to as 2-Step, using your mobile device. Visit our 2-Step: Enrolling in 2-Step (DUO) Using a Mobile Device KnowledgeBase article for step by step directions or view some of the Frequently Asked Questions below to learn more.
Please contact the Technology Help Desk at email@example.com or 715-232-5000 for any questions or assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
|provides a second layer of security to any type of login. MFA enhances the security of your account by using a secondary device or additional information to verify your identity when logging into many of our Stout accounts. This prevents anyone but you from accessing your account, even if they know your password. By requiring this additional level of security, we can protect user logins from remote attacks that may exploit stolen usernames & passwords. UW-Stout uses Duo Security as a 2-step authentication solution.|
No...Logging into Microsoft Outlook uses a form of 2-Step authentication called "Conditional Access" that will only prompt you if risky scenarios exist. For example: If you are accessing your email from the same device in the same location, you may not be prompted for 2-Step. If you check your email from a new device or a different location, you may be prompted to 2-Step.
Please note: If you are prompted to 2-Step on your mobile device and you are not attempting to log into your email account, you should deny the login request and contact the Technology Help Desk for assistance.
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